On This Day

Historical Events on September 22 (Part 2)

  • 2014 NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars

Papal Visit

2015 Pope Francis greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, for his 6 day tour of the US

  • 2015 Volkswagen admits that 11 million cars have been wrongly programmed to appear to emit lesser emissions than they are

Historic Event

2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US

  • 2015 Palangkaraya in Indonesian Borneo records the highest air pollutant index (API) value ever recorded of 1,986 due to haze caused by forest fires deliberately lit to clear land for palm oil plantations
  • 2016 Police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Appointment of Interest

2018 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados

  • 2018 Four gunmen open fire on Revolutionary Guard soldiers at a parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killing 25 including civilians

Farm Aid Concert

2018 Farm Aid held in Hartford, Connecticut; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Margo Price

  • 2019 Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay actor to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama series for "Pose"

Historic Event

2019 US President Donald Trump admits he spoke to Ukrainian President about Joe Biden's son, after news a US intelligence officer made an official complaint about the call

Historic Event

2019 "Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas

  • 2019 Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Geneva: Alexander Zverev beats Milos Raonic 6-4 3-6 10-4 to earn Team Europe a dramatic 13-11 win over Team World; Europe's 3rd straight win
  • 2020 America's COVID-19 death toll passes 200,000, more than any other country

Historic Event

2020 PM Boris Johnson announces that the UK has reached a 'perilous turning point' in the pandemic as he announces new restrictions

  • 2020 President Xi Jinping of China pledges at the UN that the country will adopt stronger climate targets including becoming carbon neutral by 2060
  • 2021 WHO warns urgent action needed on air pollution, is on a par with smoking and a poor diet, causing seven million premature deaths a year